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Sunset House: Rustic Maine Cottage Perched High Above Fishing Village with Harbor Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Two bedrooms, 2 bath, large eat-in kitchen, amazing deck with ocean views!

Sunset House rises to a nice height to watch people walking and Port Clyde Harbor humming.   From its southwestward facing dinner deck, the home chef can enjoy cooking up a storm of local foods and fish from a kitchen that features old time cottage ambiance and a large table for guests to join in the camaraderie of summer friendships.

The queen bedroom and twin bedded room across the hall are augmented by 'The Eagle's Nest,' a lofty perch for agile 

climbers two stories above!  A modest shaded lawn to enjoy fresh ocean breezes.  Full sun all day on the ocean facing deck. A Franklin wood stove in living room for cool evening gatherings.  Informal and fun, Sunset House will be in your memory months later.  Many return year after year here.   TV, wi-fi, land line telephone.  Bring your bikes, you will love riding or walking the winding road along the shore where this summer place offers the peace, tranquility and beauty your soul longs for in refreshment.

As part of our rental application we do ask for two references from previous rental companies/agents/homeowners etc.

More Details

Property Manager
Veronika Carlson, Manager, Linda Bean's Perfect Maine Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018


World Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Check-in / Check-out: We have a strict Saturday to Saturday rental policy. No exceptions will be made. Thank you for your understanding.
  • PET POLICY: Dogs are the only pets allowed in pet friendly homes. There is a $150 non-refundable pet deposit (plus applicable tax), charged per pet.
  • Insurance: We highly recommend the purchase of rental insurance. This can be done durning payment through VRBO.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 double , Loft
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Sunset House: Rustic Maine Cottage Perched High Above Fishing Village with Harbor Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

One of the loveliest rental homes I’ve ever stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at the Sunset Cottage was a dream! Those sunset views are stunning. The house itself is beyond charming, my daughters loved the sleep loft and spent hours playing up there. The kitchen is well outfitted - beyond my expectations. Our stay here was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for staying with us!
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Our third year

  • 5 of 5

Next year we return for the whole summer .......We love this house !!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and can’t wait to have you stay all summer!
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rustic with style

  • 5 of 5

We love Sunset House.......and all the people in Port Clyde......We are coming back for a third year in 2018......We would take the house all summer but August is a yearly repeat

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us!!!
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  • 5 of 5

We just loved this property........We will rent again next july......

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Living up to a cottage's name....

  • 5 of 5

"Sunset" sits on a high-point above the charming (and active) fishing village of Port Clyde, Maine. With spectacular views across the Harbor towards one of the most photogenic spots along the highly-photogenic Penobscott Bay, one quickly understands why so many consider the rocky coast of Maine one of the country's treasures. The cottage itself is, at first glance, strangely layer out: the bedrooms (two) are on the ground floor, and the living spaces are above. But the living room, dining area, kitchen and awesome deck are elevated for that stunning view, and with the notable exception that the only bathroom is on the second floor (meaning stair climbs from your bedroom!), it all makes perfect sense. There's a sleeping loft above the bathroom, which would be great for the nimble. We stayed down below....The interior is raw and uninsulated, with exposed wiring. This could be a problem for those families with inquisitive toddlers, but it works aesthetically with the relaxed and uncomplicated nature of the cottage and the locale. Don't expect a polished hotel room. This is on the edge of rustic. I personally wouldn't want it any other way.

Linda Bean (of the LL Bean family) has done a great job at improving the food offerings in Port Clyde, while not disturbing the sense of place. the Dip Net on the pier behind the General Store (a mere 5 minutes walk from the cottage) has great food and awesome views, if the service is somewhat sporadic (college kids rarely make for attentive wait staff). There's another more local spot called the Black Harpoon with really good food, and an awesome local vibe in the bar (the dining room is sadly soulless).

A little criticism: there are no lights in the entry way of the lower floor, and the stairs (winders) can be a bit challenging at night without that light.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunset House

  • 5 of 5

This house was immaculate and very roomy. Our family of four had comfortable beds with quality duvets and plush bath towels. It was well stocked and a pleasure to stay in this past week. It has a wonderful view of Port Clyde harbor and is walking distance to the village (Port Clyde General Store, boat dock, ice cream parlor, art galleries).

Our only suggestion would be more/better lighting in the family room and entrance hall.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10-minute walk to the village post office and Port Clyde General Store, open daily, specializing in morning coffee and pastries, corn, blueberries, native lobsters, fresh cut meats, all grocery supplies, and great burgers and local lobster rolls.  This is a most pleasant old and proud Maine fishing community with a working waterfront, two churches (Baptist and Advent Christian), served also by its schools, fire department, rescue ambulance, no police (serviced by County Sheriff's Deputy), Daily ferry to and from Monhegan Island, and lots of fishermen.  1/3 of Maine lobsters come from this county:  Knox, named after George Washington's Chief Artillery Officer in the Revolutionary War of 1776.  You can learn about about him on the peninsula, also, and enjoy programs offered all season at Montpelier, the Knox mansion and museum.  The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland is a nearby must.

Adventurous local and on-the-wharf dining, Wyeth art tours by land and water, Monhegan Island ferry adventures to see Maine seabirds including puffins and American bald Eagles, picnicking at Marshall Point Lighthouse,  and good ice cream are all landmark visitation treats in this authentic coastal Maine village.  No need to dress up and be uncomfortable, or wait in line -- we can coordinate your time here with knowledge and reservation priority.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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